2006 Statutory Review of the Gene Technology Act 2000

This page contains information about the 2006 Statutory Review of the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the First Review).

Page last updated: 05 December 2019

The Gene Technology Act (the Act) requires that an independent review of the National Gene Technology Scheme (the Scheme), including the structure of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), should be undertaken as soon as possible after the fourth anniversary of the Act commencing. This first review was also required to consider the legislation to ensure that it continued to accommodate emerging trends.

In establishing the first review, the Legislative and Governance Forum on Gene Technology, at the time known as the Ministerial Council, also requested the Australian Government's position on biotechnology be reported. To facilitate this, the Ministerial Council appointed an independent panel and issued terms of reference for the commencement of the First Review in May 2005.

The 2006 Statutory Review of the Scheme was completed and released in 2006.

For further information regarding the First Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme, please refer to the links below.

The First Review - 2006